Prometheus, A New Dawn
‘How long can it run for?’
‘If in use, perpetually. If at rest, it will slow to a stop over several months. Do you still require to view it?’
Ally could have watched it for hours, lured into the hypnotic dance. ‘No, you can close it.’ She felt a twinge of regret as the metal casing smoothed back over, hiding any trace of it. Leaning forward to see if she could spot a seam, even a hint of one, she placed her hand on the vehicle then jerked back when a loud peep sounded. The plasoglass protecting the front two seats slid back.
‘You may examine the interior if you wish,’ the mechanic said unnecessarily, Ally already in the process of stepping in, head tucked down against the curve of the ceiling. Carefully turning, she eased herself into the front right seat flinching in reflex when the plasoglass slid back down. Before Ally was a low white dashboard that when she reached her hand toward to look around, lit up. With a muffled exclamation she snatched her hand back, staring saucer eyed at the various daunting displays. Numbers and percentages with old English words shimmering alongside them made no sense whatsoever to her. A number of small screens projected across the dash, allowing a full 360° view of the space around the vehicle. ‘Mechanic, what is all this?’ Ally spoke loudly but didn’t need to, the answering voice made her jolt in shock as it appeared to come from the back seat.
‘Controls. Allows the driver to have full control so they needn’t leave the vehicle unless they desire.’
To be continued in Part 65
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THE SOUND OF GRAVEL | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I have a hard time really rating memoirs, because like who am I to rate your life story? But I really didn’t need to worry about that with this book because I absolutely loved it regardless. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner is stunning and haunting. Like, yikes. I have this weird obsession with extreme religious groups (Amish, Mennonite, FLDS, etc.) and it goes wayyyy back to like 4th grade when I watched a TV documentary about Amish people and lost my mind. I was so into it, I got a butter churner for my 12th birthday. Yeah.
Ruth was born into the LeBaron faction of the FLDS, hidden away in the wilds of Mexico. Then her uncle murders her father when she’s still a baby (because HELLO power-crazy religious nutcases are nothing new), and her mom remarries a guy name Lane who I imagined as Bif at the end of Back to the Future (greasy, losing his hair, potbelly, gold chain) and things get real REAL fast. (They’re polygamist, so her mom is this guy’s second wife.) A lot of back and forth caravanning between the States and Mexico, searching for stability and love. A lot of heartbreak, unimaginable heartbreak that seems unrelenting at points. But little Ruthie makes it out and has now told her crazy story to the world.
I absolutely loved this, would recommend it to anyone, regardless of whether or not they have a weird obsession with religious cults like I do. Also, if you do read it (or if you already have), you can find her on instagram @ruthwariner and it is fascinating and beautiful to see her life these days, the close bond she has held with her siblings after SHE ESSENTIALLY RAISED THEM ALL AT LIKE 15 and putting faces to the characters I so fell for.
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
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📅 Fact 1: The Suicide Tree took 3 years for me to finish.
🍝 Fact 2: I really did travel to Sorrento, Italy, the setting for this book. Yes, my characters eat a lot of delicious Italian food.
💉 Fact 3: I made up a virus, the Raven Virus, just for this book. I also made up a cure, NovaVita, which plays a huge role in this story.
🌿 Fact 4: Although Knox Kevel is known as the Suicide Tree in the hacker world, he liked the name because it's an actual tree . . . whose seed, ya know, kills you.
💸 Fact 5: My book is now 99¢ on Amazon Kindle. Head to my bio to grab my sci-fi adventure novel 💚💚💚
A Girl Called Shameless - @laurasteven is my Easter Weekend reading 🐰 Happy Easter!
2 101 hour ago
🇪🇸 Buenas amores 😊 Hace poquito me llegó el pedido que hice a @adelaidavidalartesania de un estuche/neceser con la tela de Estudio Ghibli y no puede gustarme más 😍 Yo uso el estuche para meter todos los bolis, rotuladores y wasis del bullet! Si queréis un neceser más chico tiene uno como el de la foto que es para llevar en el bolso/mochila😘 y con BONITA10 tenéis descuento 💜 .
🇬🇧 Hi lovelies 😊 A little while ago I received the order I made to @adelaidavidalartesania from a case / bag with the Ghibli Studio fabric and I could not like it anymore 😍 I use the case to put all the pens, markers and wasis of the bullet! If you want a smaller case you have one like the one in the photo that is to carry in the bag / backpack😘 and with BONITA10 you have a discount 💜 . #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookslover#bibliophile#literature#booksbooksbooks#bookster#booknerdigan#loveit#libros#leer#igreads#igbooks
"I trade in information, Geels, the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can.“ - Bastard of the Barrel
Please appreciate my carefully folded origami crows which I specifically created for the gram. 😅
Today has been an exciting day in many ways:
After my first seminar I sat down in my library to get some studying done when I received an email with an invitation for a short interview for a position as a tutor for literature studies at my university.
A few weeks back I shot an email at a current tutor asking her for general information about tutoring and that I'd love to get to know more about it. I didn't hear back from her but she must have told someone, as today's mail was written by one of my university's most prestigious teachers for German literature studies. My heart started pounding, I had problems breathing and I immediately got stomach cramps all because I was already thinking of that 10 minutes interview. I can't help but worrying, my anxiety makes me do it, making me think of all the uncomfortable questions I could be asked, thinking about every possible way this might have an unhappy outcome. I always wanted to tutor in this field but the sudden possibility getting thrown before my feet makes my heart race and palms sweat. Being nervous is normal, yes, but I experience nervousness 10x stronger than "normal" people and always when it comes down to interviews where I have to prove my worth. I tried to push the thought of it aside and I haven't answered the mail yet. Later on I met up with friends on campus and they made me forget about my worries for a short time and I laughed a lot, simply enjoying talking about our lives and past experiences at university. It felt so good to be surrounded by them, they let me take a deep breath and enjoy life at its max.
Today was an emotional rollercoaster and I even spontaneously decided to start a gratitude/ mental health journal because I want to come to terms with my inner feelings.
I am stronger than what my brain tries to trick me into. I just need to start believing in it.
10 731 hour ago
Got my copy hal Elrod the miracle equation as his fan i have 3 of his book i was eagerly waiting for 1 month had paid got delivered today
2 61 hour ago
🍃QOTD: where do you buy your books?
there was a book sale today at the library and I was able to get 10 used books for $4.75!
2 121 hour ago
A pessoa não pode ter uns dias de folga, que já vai pra livraria ter um surto HAHA 😂
“I am not a narrative
Form, but dammit if I don’t tell a story.
All land owned is land once stolen.
So the blues people of the world walk
On water. We will not die. Blk music.
Blk rage. Blk city of the soul
In a very cold town. Blk ice is ice you can’t see.”
The Tradition is stunning, hypnotic, powerful, razor-sharp. this is my first time reading his work, and now must go seek out all the rest of it. go over to @read_by_rodkelly’s page for his recent, excellent review of this one.
5 1191 hour ago
Do you usually read non-fiction? 📚
To be honest, I don’t. But I wish I did, because sometimes I feel like a non-fiction book contains more information. I get bored very easily, so unless it’s a super interesting subject, I usually end up not finishing this kind of books.
I have recently received “The Language Instinct” from my friend. It explains how the language works and develops in the human brain.
I have studied languages in college, including generative grammar, so I find this subject fascinating. Hopefully it will keep me motivated enough to read the whole book. I will keep you updated on how this goes. 🧐
HEYO LOVELY PEOPLE! This is a special post coming to you about a really awesome book —> Arctic Sun that’s coming out (Mass Paperback version) on 30 April! Here’s a peek in case you aren’t intrigued enough by the cover:
Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.
He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.
Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…
River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.
I’m about halfway through Lord of the Flies and it’s almost as enjoyable as I remember it being back in grade school. Now that I’m older though, I can really appreciate the authors writing style and the symbolism behind the story which I don’t think I understood as a child. I think I will do a review when I finish.
1 192 hours ago
Here’s to the long weekend! We recently got How to Make Friends with the Dark and can’t wait to read it! Have you gotten any new books lately?
That awesome feeling when you get a new book and can’t stop taking pictures of it am I right? I’m so in love with this book and I haven’t even read it yet! The title and blurb promise a great story that’ll probably make me cry but I am ready! Do you like sad books or do you prefer them lighthearted?